Daniel R. Robichaud

Biography

Daniel R. Robichaud has lived in southeastern Michigan, central Massachusetts and southern Texas. He is a Rhysling Award nominated poet and the author of over one hundred stories, articles and poems, which have appeared in such markets as Shroud Magazine, Rogue Worlds, Goblin Fruit, Rage of the Behemoth, Green Prints, and WritersWeekly.

Daniel holds degrees in both Physics and English, and his career path has reflected these passions. In addition to his numerous writing opportunities, he has been an Igor For Hire (aka a freelance research engineer), a substitute teacher, an automation engineer, and a neurophysiology lab manager.

Daniel enjoys entertaining people with his words and stories. If you enjoy a good read, why not try one of his works? You might just love them.

Where to find Daniel R. Robichaud online


Series

Kinetic Force
A series of pulse-pounding 1980s-style military action stories following the elite Kinetic Force as it battles the ruthless terrorist organization Skorpion . . .

Tight Spots

Price: $2.99 USD.

North Sea Nightmare

Price: $2.99 USD.

By Any Other Name

Price: $2.99 USD.

Hang Tough

Price: $2.99 USD.

OSPREY It Ain't So!

Price: $2.99 USD.
The Samurai of Hell
Short stories, novellas, and novel length adventures following an undead samurai doomed to walk an alien world in search of its heart, where he will plant the standard of his master, Emma-O, the Lord of Hell.

The Lord of Xu

Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

OSPREY It Ain't So!
Series: Kinetic Force. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,750. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2018 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Someone is sabotaging OSPREYs on a US Marine Corp base in Okinawa. Either the terrorist organization SKORPION is responsible or funding the deeds. Four Kinetic Force operatives are charged with finding the responsible parties, but they find themselves caught up in a mystery unlike anything they have encountered before. A brand new 18k-word novella-length adventure in the Kinetic Force universe!
Smudges and Circles
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,060. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2018 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Two terrifying novellas in one book. In "Oil Smudges" a middle manager finds himself haunted by guilt or possibly real ghosts that came into being following rushed technology. In "Circles Have Unsafe Dimensions" a "drinking club with a running problem" discovers strange creatures in the San Antonio's rainwater runoff system.
Hang Tough
Series: Kinetic Force. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,670. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2018 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Urban life, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
When he returns to Detroit for some deserved R&R, the U.S. Ranger code named Predator finds his brother neck deep in trouble with the local gangstas. When the police won't help, Predator vows to keep his brother safe. It's time to go a little Rambo and bring the heat to the big, bad Motor City.
Days of High Adventure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,260. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2018 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Three adventures starring fighting man Vasily the Voyvodin pits him against mountain beast gods, panther people stalking jungle vistas, and demonic worship in chilly islands. 17,000+ words of swords and sorcery clashing in a dark world born from the quantum fires of Ancient science-sorcery!
They Shot Zombies, Didn't They?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,220. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2018 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Five short stories offer unusual takes on the zombie apocalypse and what happens after. Corporate-extruded "punk" music, live bands in seedy bars, undead office wage slaves, addicts smoking zombie ashes, and more oddities fill these stories of chilling dark fantasy.
By Any Other Name
Series: Kinetic Force, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,120. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2018 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
What makes a woman ditch her supermodel career and try to join the Army? While there, what makes her think she is strong enough to join the elite Kinetic Force? For Chesnee Krueger, code named: Looker, the matter is not simple and the story is one you won't forget.
North Sea Nightmare
Series: Kinetic Force. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,840. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2018 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
When the ruthless terrorist organization Skorpion strikes against an offshore oil and gas industry platform, four Kinetic Force operatives must find a way to stop their plan before everything goes up in smoke. Another pulse pounding adventure in the military-themed Kinetic Force series!
Hauntings & Happenstances: Autumn Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,850. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2018 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Five stories of ghosts, hauntings, and strange circumstances perfect for chilly autumn nights. A man sees reflections of past guilt, a supposedly haunted restroom brings together several unlikely allies, a youthful accident leads a man to hear the otherworldly, and two ghostly tales of an uncanny balladeer round out this eerie collection.
Tight Spots
Series: Kinetic Force, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,190. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2018 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
When Rikiki Hama (Code Named: MONGOOSE) heads into the city to visit his favorite curiosity shop, he expects to find a fun treasure not a life-or-death struggle against a terrorist saboteur beneath a collapsing skyscraper. Can he and the civilians who survived the initial blast escape the collapsing deathtrap and the saboteur who bombed it or will they become permanent occupants of Ground Zero?
Serious Monkey Business
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,130. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2018 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Fantasy » General
When the ruthless maniac called The Locality escapes from an interdimensional Internment Center and holds the All Tree Yggdrasil hostage, the crafty Simian scientist-sorcerer Dr. Gantu must face the most dangerous being in the multiverse in order to save the universe.
A Tale of the Islands and What Can Be Found There
Series: The Samurai of Hell, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,530. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2018 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » General
When a party of explorers in search of a mystical fruit go missing, Haiyu suspects an incursion of evil. Charges with facing the otherworldly minions of the Oni Worlds, the Samurai of Hell ventures into the deep jungle to discover the party's fate and to destroy their attackers. (16000+ words)
The Lord of Xu
Series: The Samurai of Hell, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,610. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2018 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
An innkeeper and a mysterious samurai delve deep in the ruins of an ancient city to unearth the secret machinations of a mysterious lord and his monstrous army. A 7000 word standalone tale of epic adventure featuring Haiyu, the samurai of Hell!
Oil Smudges
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,460. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2018 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
This is no time for pranks. Despite getting heat from upper management, George Wishing is plagued by smudged fingerprints and ghostly faces. It has to be a joke. George Wishing is a meticulous man, a science and technology leader. Is he the victim of a haunting or are his fears all in his mind? Oil Smudges is a novella of ghostly terror set in the high stakes oil and gas industry.
Circles Have Unsafe Dimensions
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2018 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
The company man was chasing missing radioactive materials. Dean and his fellow Hash House Harriers were chasing a good time. They each found evil festering beneath San Antonio, Texas. Will they escape the horror before it slakes its hunger on their flesh? Circles Have Unsafe Dimensions is a 10,000 word novella in the spirit of 80s survival horror, pitting normal people against supernatural terror.
Weathering the Storm and Other Unnatural Disasters
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 21,560. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2017 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Horror » General
50% of the cover price from each sale of this eBook will go to the Red Cross for Tropical Storm Harvey disaster relief. Six dark stories of humanity pitted against man-made, natural, and personal disasters.
The Vampire Switch
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2016 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Crime
A war hero detective teams up with a psychic sleuth to unmask a murderer in Grosse Point Hills, Michigan. Drawing on elements of James Ellroy, Cornell Woolrich, and William Hope Hodgson, Daniel R. Robichaud has crafted a unique take on the vampire mythology.
Puss' Fortune
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,210. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2016 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fairy tales
We've all heard stories about the old woman leaving her money to her cat, but you've never read what happens afterward quite like "Puss' Fortune." Satiric, chilling, heartbreaking, and mind-bending, Daniel R. Robichaud offers a fabulist vision tackling questions of responsibility in the form of a not-quite faerie tale.
Chillun Got Shoes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2015 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
A recording holds the key to a monstrous mystery lurking in the DC Metro system, but only a psychic investigator dares to plumb the depths in search of answers. The search for truth leads one man on a terrifying journey into the darkest corners of mass transit and the human mind.
Dust and Worms
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction, Fiction » Western
The bank job went bad. The desperados managed to ride out of town, chased by lawmen's lead and curses. Their journey into terror has only begun. As Clance and his thieves delve deeper into the wilderness, they soon discover weirdness and death rides with them...
Down to the Devil's House
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,010. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A family reels in terror as a flock of evil gathers. A stranger's schemes center on a mystery ring of sacrificial stones. Only a traveling balladeer can get to the bottom of these dark dealings before all hell breaks loose. Daniel R. Robichaud's Jim Sargent returns with a new ghostly adventure set in the Applachian mountains.
Derring-Do
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,770. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Five tales of high fantasy and courage. Five journeys into the realms of imagination, peopled with vengeful spirits, arrogant assassins, fiendish conspiracies and madness. Join Rhysling Award nominated writer Daniel R. Robichaud for a quintet of dark and dangerous tales of derring-do.
A Song to Soothe the Restless
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2014 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
A haunted child, a balladeer with an unearthly duty, a wild rural fantasy. Daniel R. Robichaud breathes a little Appalachian magic into fantasy fiction with the creation of a contemporary wandering hero: Jim Sargent the roaming balladeer whose guitar can tame devils and ease ghosts to their reward. Follow his adventures across modern America . . .
When Voices are Heard on the Green
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2014 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
To save her village's unborn children from an unspeakable curse, Liesa must match her mettle against a ghostly army. Daniel R. Robichaud reveals new depths to the grimdark school of fantasy in this tale of heroism and sorrow.
A Matter For Amateurs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Jount is a killer for hire, the best with a blade in the city of Cayro. When his latest job goes wrong, and a body ends up dead before it's supposed to be, Jount finds himself on the run from the worst foe: an amateur with high ambitions and low impulse control. "A Matter For Amateurs" delivers more of Daniel R. Robichaud's fantasy adventures, overflowing with relentless action and surprises.
Curious Consumption
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » General
In the Rhinelund, there are mysteries aplenty for adventurous souls courageous enough to brave its borders. Chief among these is the Silberne Einfassung, a pyramid which came from the sky. Tonight, a corpulent mage and a wizened thief will brave its walls in search of the intoxicant brewed in its mysterious heart. Their journey will take them into the domain of fear and strangest sorcery.
Ten Dark Enchantments
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,280. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
In these ten powerful stories, Daniel Robichaud reveals himself to be a masterful storyteller, finding surreal, magical, and moving touches in the world we know and the world to come.
Five More Dark Enchantments
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Five powerful fabulist short stories from a master storyteller. An underground motion picture junkie finds he cannot escape the censors forever. A mathematician awakes to find his body and life have gone pear shaped. Olympic dreams sometimes require a little help … from power armor. A man discovers where abandoned dreams go. A match made in a bookstore lacks spine.
Five Dark Enchantments
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,060. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Five poignant and powerful stories from a master storyteller. A little girl with big dreams, hope and horror in disease riddled Zimbabwe, half-brothers seeking understanding through an ancient rite, and two challenges facing married couples. Daniel R. Robichaud weaves a powerful spell, indeed.
Killer's Honor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Adventure » General
Hazierd Mosi, Captain of the Honor Guard, is tracking a killer. An assassin who has claimed the lives of a dozen visitors to mystic Eridu. Tonight, a trap is set. It will succeed beyond Mosi's wildest expectations. However, his success will reveal a secret that powerful men will kill to protect. Unearthing the roots of this conspiracy will require courage, dedication, and great sacrifice.
From Hell's Heart
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,020. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A man who made a business of death cannot escape his past … After old enemies returned to destroy his life, Laird only wanted vengeance. Then, he learned his daughter was alive and imprisoned in Hell. Now, he will pay any price, destroy any foes, and bargain with any ancient horrors to get her back. Daniel R. Robichaud presents a fantasy tale of devotion, vengeance, and family.
Vasily and the Beast Gods
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,500. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In these mountains, the beast gods dwell . . . Shackled by his former comrades and taken on a journey through terror, the mighty Vasily must escape human tormentors and outwit supernatural adversaries before he can save a beautiful sacrifice from a murderous sorcerer's vile plan.
Damnation's Steel: A Tale of the Samurai of Hell
Series: The Samurai of Hell, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,970. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Still sworn to plant the Lord of Hell's station in the heart of an alien world, Haiyu returns for a third adventure. This time, the samurai visits a small community haunted by a crime against their own number. In this world, old wounds fester like boils, and only a man from Hell can put down the results of their monstrous deed. Magic, monsters and might clash in this epic adventure.
Unforgiving and Cruel: A Tale of the Samurai of Hell
Series: The Samurai of Hell, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,460. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A mysterious crime leaves two boys dead, the fiend responsible lurks in a poisonous bog, and only a samurai of Hell can deliver justice. Daniel R. Robichaud unleashes another heroic fantasy in the Fritz Leiber and Roger Zelazny tradition.
Heed the Hell-Bound: A Tale of the Samurai of Hell
Series: The Samurai of Hell, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013 by Twice Told Tales II. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
In the ruins north of Ohryu City waits mystic transportation to an unknown world from which no traveler has ever returned. Drawn by the dream summons of a distressed woman, a shamed ronin will descend into a hellish new world overflowing with incredible dangers, thrilling surprises and unfathomable mystery. Here he may find the opportunity to redeem his tarnished honor and find a new master.

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